Rue (Ruta graveolens)
Woody perennial to 3 feet. Native to the Mediterranean. (Wash skin after contact with this plant--photodermatitis can occur!) This is one of the oldest medicinal plants, used to ward off contagion, malevolent spirits, and fleas. The plant is stimulating, antispasmodic, and an emmenagogue. Plant prefers full sun, regular garden soil. Plant 2 to 3 feet apart. Organically grown potted plant
PS: do not handle this plant (like hug it with bare skin of forearms, that sort of thing) and then go out in the sun. It can cause photodermatitis, which is no fun. Wash skin with warm water and soap after handling!
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to AUGUST 1 AND SEPTEMBER1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. If you are ordering plants out of season, you may wish to order them separately from your seeds, in order to streamline the process.
If you have chosen a PLANT* (marked with a *), shipping costs are as follows:
1 to 6 PLANTS* will ship for $14.90
7 to 8 PLANTS* will ship for $19.90 (The shipping may be more if you buy other things in addition to plants.)
For 9 or more PLANTS* or if ordering plants NOT marked with a *, we will contact you with a UPS shipping estimate.